Glue is applied to ceiling wallpaper in the same way as to wallpaper glued to the walls. The canvases are cut to the required length and stacked on the table with the wrong side up.
Application of glue and laying in "accordion"
The paste is thickly applied with a wide brush, first to the middle of the panel, then gently spread over the entire surface.
The paste layer on the ceiling wallpaper must be even. Its additional application is always quite problematic.
The cloth smeared with paste is carefully folded. Starting from the front side, folds are made approximately 30 cm deep so that one layer of glue contacts the other. The resulting "accordion" ends with a strip 30 cm wide. From it you will begin to glue the canvas to the ceiling, gradually laying out the "accordion".
The fabric folded in this way is left for a few minutes, so that the paste is absorbed into the paper and it becomes more pliable (during this time, you can apply the paste to another three or four canvases). However, make sure that the paper does not become too soft, or it will tear easily.
1. The diluted paste is thickly applied to the middle of the canvas.
2. From the middle of the web, the paste is spread to one of the edges.
3. The paste is applied in the same way to the other edge of the web.
4. Make folds 30 cm deep so that one layer of glue touches the other.
5. Thus, fold the entire canvas in an "accordion".
6. So the long blade turns into a bunch that is comfortable to hold in your hand.
Make sure you have a pair of scissors, a seam roller, and a wallpaper brush on hand before you climb onto the platform. They will be needed to glue the canvas to the ceiling and smooth it thoroughly.
Wallpaper softened with glue becomes very "sensitive" and can tear easily. To avoid unpleasant surprises and better manage the "accordion", use any auxiliary means. This can be a broom wrapped in plastic wrap, or a cardboard roller, for example, from under a roll of packaging foil, or, finally, a noticeably lighter roll of wallpaper, from which several canvases have already been cut. Then with one hand they hold the roller and the "accordion" of the wallpaper, while with the other they carefully apply the upper section of the canvas to the ceiling, focusing on the reference line. Then this piece of wallpaper is pressed tightly and smoothed with a brush from the middle to the edges.
In the future, they act in the same way, that is, straighten the folds of the "accordion" and apply one section after another to the ceiling, press firmly and smooth it with a brush. At the same time, make sure that the edge of the web exactly coincides with the reference line. This is the only way to be sure that all other canvases will lie absolutely straight, that is, parallel to the drawn line.
It's good if your work clothes have a lot of pockets. Then the scissors and seam roller are always with you.
The glued fabric loses its elasticity and therefore can easily tear. To prevent this from happening, create a support for the folded "accordion" canvas.
Open the accordion folds, gradually smoothing the wallpaper from the middle to the edges, avoid the formation of wrinkles and bubbles.
It is more convenient for right-handers to hold the folded wallpaper in their right hand, and to smooth the canvas with the left - it is easier to hold the "accordion" at the ceiling and move along the way.
Place the edge of the blade against the reference line, straighten it, apply pressure with your hand or a brush and smooth it out.
The second canvas is laid along the edge of the first. Make sure that the seam is clean and the canvases fit close to each other.
Near the wall
The edge of the canvas is pressed into the corner with the blunt side of the scissors so that the cutting line is outlined.
A neat docking with the wall is achieved as follows: the blunt side of the scissors is drawn along the angle between the wall and the ceiling. Then the canvas is slightly retracted and cut off at a clearly visible break. The cutting line in this case will be straight.
In the place where the chandelier is suspended, a cross-shaped incision is made so that the wallpaper does not wrinkle.
There is no need for accuracy to the millimeter, since later the cap covering the fixing of the chandelier to the ceiling will also cover the cut in the wallpaper.
In the place where the ledge passes, cut the edge of the wallpaper so that it can be glued further without tension.